US fighter jet intercepts Cessna flying in restricted airspace over New York City | National / World

NEW YORK – A Cessna 182 single-engine aircraft was escorted by an F-16 fighter jet near New York on Tuesday afternoon after it flew over a no-fly zone set up for the United Nations General Assembly meeting , officials said.

The small plane was spotted near the George Washington Bridge around 2 p.m. EST, said the North American Aerospace Defense Command – known by the acronym NORAD.

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